Cub Scout pack meetings to begin at area schools

NEIGHBORS

September 21, 1994|By LARRY STURGILL

Cub Scout packs all over the county are preparing for their first meetings. For parents who wish to enroll their sons, now is the time.

Boys can join a Cub Scout unit near their home, with meetings held in local elementary schools.

Cub Scout groups, called "packs," are broken down into dens made up of boys in the same grade in school.

Tiger Cubs is for boys in the first grade and groups meet twice each month.

Cub Scouts is for boys in grades two to five. Each boy belongs to a pack, and then will be assigned to a den.

Here is a list of Cub Scout packs in West Columbia. Pack leaders and their telephone numbers are listed with the school where meetings are held.

Pack 222: Deborah Bach, 596-1620, Bryant Woods.

Pack 61: Leonard Leffner, 596-5118, Longfellow.

Pack 615: Patrick Hamilton, 740-2594, Running Brook.

Pack 720: Kathy Van Swol, 596-6811, Swansfield.

For general information about Scouting activities in Howard County, call Wallace Lee at 338-1700.

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The debate continues over whether Howard Community College will become the new home for the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC). The outcome will likely be determined by discussions at a final public meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College.

Because of the popularity of soccer, and the rapid growth of soccer programs in Howard County, finding adequate playing space on existing fields is an ever-increasing problem.

SAC has proposed renovating existing athletic fields at the college so they can accommodate seven soccer fields. Nearby residents resist the proposal because they fear congestion on roads adjacent to the fields.

The public is encouraged to attend the hearing. People wishing to publicly state their feelings on the proposal may sign up to speak by calling the HCC office at 992-4820.

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The Friends of the Howard County Library is conducting a membership drive. Funds raised during the drive will be matched by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Membership sign-ups will continue at the Central Library branch, and at all other branches, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Frank Chase, vice president of Friends of the Library, says the group hopes to raise $10,000, which will be matched by the grant. All the money raised will go to support the library.

For further information, call Mr. Chase at 992-9304, or your local library branch.

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The Howard County library is also looking for volunteers to join the Grandparents Program.

The program enlists senior citizens to read and tell stories to children, and assist with intergenerational programs sponsored by library branches.

For more information, call 715-3163.

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The Kahler Hall Book Club will hold an organizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kahler Hall in Harper's Choice Village Center.

Members will discuss ideas on book selections, and decide upon the nature and frequency of future club meetings.

Those interested in joining the book club are welcome.

For additional information, call Cyndie Cota at 730-0770.

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Many years ago, on a visit to my grandparents' farm in the mountains of North Carolina, I remember my grandmother sitting in her rocker patiently sewing together the pieces of a patch quilt. When I asked why she was making a blanket in the middle of summer, she replied that it got cold in the wintertime.

Before she died a few years ago, I think she had made a patch quilt for almost every member of the family. For most, that quilt is now a cherished possession.

If you are interested in learning how to make a quilt, the Town Center Community Association is offering a beginning quilting class starting Monday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.

The cost of the eight-week class is $40, plus the cost of materials. Advanced registration is required.

For more information, or to register, call 730-4744.

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Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Beaverkill Road, is looking for volunteers who can give at least 3 1/2 hours of their time each week. Volunteers will give tours of the center and help answer telephones.

For interested high school students, this volunteer work will count toward required community service credit.

For additional information, call Betty Frey at 313-7213.

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